Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live on Wednesdays at The Skeptic’s Kaddish.
You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here’s the ‘tldr’ version:
The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond to in verse.
The second ingredient is a writing guideline (or two) provided by the PoW. Guidelines may include, but are not limited to: word counts, poetic forms, inclusion of specific words, and use of particular poetic devices.
After five days, when the prompt closes, the PoW shall select one participant’s poem as the W3 prompt for the following week, and its author becomes the next PoW.
Simple enough, right?
Okie dokie ~ Let’s do this thing!
I. The prompt poem:
‘Welcome Home’, a double Tetractys by Paula Light
Lights Distant Twinkle cold Dead stars flame out The night shivers in its lonely orbit Breath travels slowly in the frosty air Home glows closer Loving hearts Welcome Lights
II. Paula’s prompt guidelines
- Write about a breakup (not necessarily romantic) in any poetic form, not to exceed 20 lines.
III. Submit: Click on ‘Mr. Linky’ below
In order to participate and share a poem, open up this blog post, outside of the WordPress reader. At the bottom, just below these words, you will see a small rectangular graphic with the words ‘Mr Linky’. Click on that to submit.
Submissions are open for 5 days, until Monday, January 2, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)
Last week’s W3 poem
This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Paula Light, was written in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which D. Avery wrote:
‘Dream Seeds’, an atom poem by D. Avery
child of woods knows trees whisper to her hears animals speak seeks her star dream seeds gathers to sow feeds on words grows sings becomes a bird soars returns knows